Let us join forces with the Union for integrated management!
The Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Messinia wishes to bring to the select produce of Messinia a quality seal that will be recognizable by the consumer. This is the reason why it seeks to create an as broad Integrated Management team as possible, for olives meant for the production of olive oil, for table olives and for currant. Our objective is to turn the benefit we provide to the producer into financial profit for the producer, into care for his health through the appropriate use of plant protection products and fertilizers, and moreover into care for the environment and its sustainable development.
Integrated Management means that an agronomist monitors cultivation throughout, recommending what the plant needs to receive in each stage. We are not against fertilizers and plant protection products, but we should use them according to the specifications prescribed by their manufacturer and distributor. Before using any fertilizer or pesticide, we should have carried out soil analysis and placed special traps to make sure that we administer the plant protection product at the appropriate moment. All along, we should also observe the rules regarding the collection and removal of fertilizer bags and pesticide containers from the field, etc.”